Summer always goes by way too fast. Luckily, living in the warmer part of the Bay Area allows me to wear tanks and skirts even up till October sometimes! Brandy Melville may be every teeny bopper’s dream store, but I’m a fan due to it’s ’90s-meets-modern-day style. I’m especially a fan of their graphic tops, skirts, and basic tees that are super soft and comfy. You might say this moon phase tank totally has me “phasing” out of summer. :D
Even when I’m not dressed up as Lady Vader, sometimes I still feel like I’m channeling my inner Vader. I actually wore this outfit the other day to work and someone commented that my skirt looked like a cape. That may sound a little strange, but it actually felt like the perfect compliment considering Vader’s cape is a big part of his dark and looming presence. Even though this skirt is far from terrifying, maybe it’s enough to bring you to the dark side? :D
With fall just around the corner, it’s about time to pull out some transitional pieces of clothing. By “transitional”, I’m talking about pieces of clothing that can be worn in between seasons. For example, I love dresses like this one where you could wear them with sandals in the summer and tights and boots in the winter. Plus they are not only comfortable, but super easy to accessorize. Today I’m wearing my Millennium Falcon “potato chip” necklace made by my favorite laser cut jewelry makers, Unpossible Cuts. Last time I wore it, everyone thought it was a potato chip (at least in this photo). I guess I’ve been mistaken for a space slug! Happy Friday and have an awesome long weekend!
I must still have armor on the mind because today’s skirt definitely has an “armor” feel to it. I’m loving these gold and silver intricate beads on this skirt that make it way more metallic looking than it really is. Paired with one of my favorite shirts that combines Star Wars and a classic arcade game, it’s just a win-win situation. Even though this is a men’s shirt, tucking it in and rolling up the sleeves a tad bit really makes a difference to the fit, don’t you think?
It’s rare that you find a top that’s not only geeky and fun, but that would also be appropriate for the work place (or heck, even an interview). Maybe an interview is taking it a little too far, but I wouldn’t completely put it out of the picture, especially in the Silicon Valley! We Love Fine is one of those geeky brands that has been gaining a lot of momentum and I love that this top is not just your typical T-shirt/tank top. The collar and fit makes it very wearable for the workplace plus the Stormtrooper print is subtle enough that someone would really have to pay close attention to even notice it. And not only is it for women, but there’s a men’s version too!
It’s just about time for my yearly trek down to SDCC, which also means another reason to head back to the happiest place on Earth – Disneyland! Everyone who’s been to Disneyland knows about the great rides, atmosphere, and just how awesome the park is. But for those of you unaware, there’s an even bigger subculture of DL that you should know about – the addictive hobby of pin trading. I got into pin trading about 2 years ago after seeing more and more traders around the park over the past few years. I already knew going in that I would probably get addicted due to my “collector’s mentality”, and it’s no surprise that I did. Pin trading is not only great for the casual trader, but also for the really hardcore ones (we’re talking about pins worth hundreds of dollars). Now I never head to the resort without my trusty pin bag(s) and thanks to my friend Jessica, now I have an even cooler one!
Apologies for the lack of posts these past few weeks, but I’ve been so heads down on cosplay these days that I’ve barely had time to think about clothes! Luckily I picked up some fun pieces while in Paris the other month, which make for some easy outfits. Maybe it’s just me, but when I work on certain pieces of cosplay, some of my clothes actually start reminding me of what I’m making. Take for example this pleated skirt (from my new favorite brand that I discovered while in Paris – & Other Stories) The way the skirt doesn’t just sit at the waist, but that it has pleats that extend above the waist line reminds me of this piece of hip armor that I’ve been making. Too much of a stretch? Maybe I just have too much cosplay on the mind…